Freddie Mercury Rocking A Silver Jumpsuit
Farrokh “Freddie” Mercury, the lead vocalist of the band, Queen, sure knew how to put some extra glitz into his already stellar performance. Donning a silver jumpsuit while rocking the stage in 1977, this photo shows just how far beyond amazing this legend really was. The rock icon is best known for his hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”
The British artist also worked as a producer and offered his talent as a guest musician for other singers. Mercury died in 1991 due to bronchopneumonia (a complication of AIDS). A tribute concert was held in London to honor the legendary rocker. He was also inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Steven Seagal Looking A Tad Like Michael Bolton
Here’s a throwback photo of martial arts extraordinaire, Steven Seagal, that will make you think he can pass as Michael Bolton’s long lost twin. Seagal made his acting debut in 1988, in the action movie, Above the Law, and had starred in four hit films by the time 1991 rolled around.
The actor, martial artist and producer is also a guitarist and collaborated with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel on his debut album. Seagal is an active environmentalist, animal activist and has been involved in businesses selling energy drinks and therapeutic oils. He has seven children from his four relationships and also serves as a guardian to the only child of Tibet’s 10th Panchen Lama.
Rockers, Axl Rose And Steven Tyler
We obviously have a stare-down here between rockers, Axl Rose of Guns n’ Roses and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, in 1988. After six years, Axl Rose left the public scene and the band split up due to musical and personal differences. According to the rock band’s manager, Doug Goldstein, Slash’s decision to have a concert with Michael Jackson was one of the big factors that caused the disintegration of the band.
Steven Tyler was one of many rock stars who were surprised at the news, so he personally persuaded Axl to patch things up with Slash and play again as a band. “I said, ‘you need to get the fuck back together again soon because we all miss you.’ The Same thing someone said to me when [Aerosmith guitarist] Joe [Perry] and I were fighting,” Tyler said in an interview with Howard Stern.
The Star-studded Cast Of The Outsiders (1982)
Can we have a reboot of The Outsiders, pretty please? This photo is like a dream with Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon and C. Thomas Howell. It was taken on the set of the coming of age drama sometime in 1982. The movie garnered positive reviews and had an impressive performance at the box office.
Who wouldn’t be amazed with a gross of $33 million on a $10 million budget? The classic film was an on-screen adaptation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, of the novel of the same nam. Packed with a star-studded cast, we hope there will be a reunion of these cool guys sometime soon.
The Lovely Shania Twain
Eilleen Regina Edwards, professionally known as Shania Twain, is no doubt a music icon. The best-selling female artist in country music has sold over 100 million records, earning her the “Queen of Country Pop” title. The multiple Grammy award winner knows how to nail her performances as her every album has been a phenomenal hit.
Her third album, titled “Come On Over,” became the best-selling album of all time by a female in any genre. Wow! As impressive as it gets, Twain also earned an incredible achievement as the only female artist whose three consecutive albums was certified Diamond. With a lovely face, a kind heart and a talented soul, a woman like Twain truly deserves every bit of success she gets.
May Britt And Sammy Davis, Jr. On Their Wedding Day
Photographed here are the beautiful newlyweds, actor, and singer Sammy Davis Jr. and actress May Britt. The couple first met in 1959, dated and got married within less than a year; to be exact, they tied the knot on November 13, 1960. Did you know that the wedding had a spark of controversy?
Rumors were rife at the time that Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy instructed Frank Sinatra to tell Davis to schedule his marriage with Britt after the 1960 Presidential election as interracial marriage was forbidden by the law in most states of America during that time. While they were game-changers in this sense, and important ones at that, after eight years of marriage, Britt filed for divorce after learning that her husband was cheating on her. They had three children together.
Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Cast At Playboy Mansion With Hugh Hefner
This cool photo shows the cast members of the American sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith, Karyn Parsons, and Alfonso Ribeiro hanging out at the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner. The show had a successful six-year run (1990-1996) and aired 148 episodes.
The show follows the story of “The Fresh Prince” whose lifestyle gets him in trouble and sees him sent to stay with his relatives in their Bel Air mansion. The show is also notable for its star-studded guests that include Queen Latifah, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Jones, Donald Trump, and Quincy Jones, among many others. A possible reboot might happen with Will Smith as a producer. When? That we don’t know.
Steve McQueen And Jacqueline Bisset In "Bullitt"
What happens when the king of cool is paired with a stunning leading lady? Better ask Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset who created headlines for being an item while they were filming the thriller movie, Bullitt. The rumors were not surprising at the time, considering McQueen’s reputation for womanizing.
Even McQueen’s wife (yep, he was married) adored Bisset’s beauty, commenting that she was the most beautiful leading lady her husband ever had. Bisset set the record straight by saying, “no, we did not have an affair. People write things and have done for many years. Yes, he was handsome, friendly and nice and there was a little bit of teasing, but nothing happened.”
Victoria Leigh Blum aka Tanya Roberts
What’s not to love about the pretty and talented actress/producer Victoria Leigh Blum (best known by her stage name Tanya Roberts)? The star was born in the Bronx, New York and was keen on making a brighter future ahead of her. Featured on That 70s Show as Midge Pinciotti, she transitioned from modeling to acting and producing.
In the fifth installment of the TV series, Charlie’s Angels (1980), she replaced Shelley Hack. In 1982, she graced the cover of Playboy magazine to promote her adventure film The Beastmaster. Seen with beauty, grace and talent on and off cam, Tanya Roberts got her notable role as Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond movie, A View to a Kill.
The Late Hugh Hefner With Girlfriend, Model Barbi Benton
Taken in 1970, this portrait of Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, and his longtime love, Barbi Benton, shows one of their sweet and happy moments. The oddly hot couple met in 1968 during the set of his TV show, Playboy After Dark. Barbi was 18 then and pursuing her college degree, while Hugh was 42 years old and had already established a stable career.
The huge age gap was the main reason why the young Barbi was uninterested in staying with Hugh long-term. Not to mention that she was in a relationship at the time. But with Hugh’s persistence, the two became a coupe and traveled many countries together. Due to his infidelity, Barbi moved out from the Playboy mansion three times. Obviously, their relationship wasn’t for keeps.
Grace Kelly And Her Effortless Beauty
Say hello to this timeless beauty—Grace Kelly relaxing in a pool back in 1955. Kelly enjoyed stardom in the entertainment industry during the Golden Age of Television. She appeared in films like Mogambo, The Country Girl, High Noon and To Catch a Thief, among many others. After six years of her award-winning success as an actress, she married Prince Rainier III and graced her duties as the Princess of Monaco.
The beautiful royal couple had three children namely Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie. Despite her absence from the movie industry, Kelly is a force to be reckoned with, her iconic status and contributions as an artist, and as a real-life princess, incomparable.
Bob Dylan And Robert De Niro Hanging Out Backstage
When two of the finest artists hang out, they deserve nothing less than a souvenir photo. This snap of the awesome guys was taken at the Roxy, backstage, sometime in 1976. What a pair! Bob Dylan, a ten-time Grammy Award winner, and inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Robert De Niro, a prized actor/producer with many accolades to his name (like two Academy awards, a Golden Globe and two Primetime Emmy awards, among many others).
The pair were snapped in attendance at a concert of Ronee Blakley’s. Yes, folks, it’s possible that legends from different fields can be friends. Did we say that they were also photographed with with Lainie Kazan and Sally Kirkland that same night? Great minds think alike, right?
The Adorable Lucille Ball And Desi Arnaz When Young
There’s too much cuteness in this photo! Can you tell that the left image was of Lucille Ball who was two years old at the time? On the right was six-year old Desi Arnaz. Later on, this two became one of Hollywood’s super-couples. They starred together on their own hit show, I Love Lucy, that won multiple Emmy awards and other nominations.
The show enjoyed a successful run from 1951 to 1957 and became the most-watched show in the U.S. at the time. Although naive and a troublemaker, Lucy had big dreams; we suppose this is what made the show a hilarious success.
KISS Bassist, Gene Simmons, Sans Makeup Or Costume
Pictured here is Gene Klein, professionally known as Gene Simmons, without any makeup or costume. The Israeli-American musician and television personality is the co-singer and bassist of rock band, KISS. The Demon (his famous stage persona) lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress and former Playboy Playmate, Shannon Lee Tweed.
Simmons used to date the Queen of Pop, Cher. Theirs was an odd, open relationship which Cher described as being, “the best relationship I’ve ever had with a human being.” She admitted that she was crazy about Gene. “Gene might spend time with another woman and stay the night, but he wants her to leave in the morning so he can get on with his day.”
The Beatles Stopped For Some Gasoline While On Tour
This is a rare shot of The Beatles who stopped to fill their van with gas while on a music tour sometime in 1963. This year was meaningful to the English rock band as they played a crucial part in the evolution of pop music. From there, they skyrocketed their success and were hailed as one of the best bands in the world.
The Beatles were breaking many sales records and have earned a huge fan base from different countries. Having earned a slot in Time magazine’s 20th century’s 100 most influential people, indeed this popular band is unstoppable as their legacy in music lives on.
The Stunning Tuesday Weld!
Although, she retired from acting, Tuesday Weld (born as Susan Weld) still stuns on and off the camera. The lovely actress began acting as a child; perhaps this is the reason why she left show business. Her mature roles took place in the late 1950s and, after a decade, she earned her very first Golden Globe award for Most Promising Female Newcomer.
The next decade was magical for Weld as she was able to establish herself as a dramatic actress. Her notable roles in films like Play It as It Lays (1972) earned her Golden Globe award nominations. And the talented actress received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).
Tina Louise In The 1960s Film, "The Warrior Empress"
Versatility is the word that best describes Tina Louise for her talent as an actress, singer, and author. The stunning woman earned popularity for playing Ginger Grant on CBS comedy, Gilligan’s Island. Louise clashed with the showrunner because she believed that her character was too harsh. Although they reached a compromise, she often had disagreements regarding her role.
In 1958, she landed her breakthrough role in the movie, God’s Little Acre, which earned her a Golden Globe award in the category of New Star of the Year. Tina Louise starred in many Hollywood films such as The Trap, The Hangman, and The Stepford Wives, among others. Louise is also an advocate of child literacy and has volunteered her time at local public schools.
British Film Icon, Sir Michael Caine
Apparently, Sir Michael Caine is showing off his fists in this old photo taken in 1969. With a colorful career spanning 70 years and counting, it is just right that he is regarded as a British film icon. Famous for his cockney accent, Caine appeared in various films with stellar performances as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol, and as Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight Trilogy.
He also starred in British films like Zulu (1964) and Alfie (1966). His career shone bright during the 1980s when he earned a Golden Globe for Best Actor, a BAFTA, and then an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor. Wow!
Colonel Sanders, Alice Cooper And The Infamous 1969 Chicken Incident
Colonel Sanders looked perplexed in this photo while shock-rocker, Alice Cooper, looked every bit amused. The rockstar with his distinctive raspy voice recalled their strange encounter by saying, “there was an INCREDIBLE thing that happened in the early 70’s! Somebody threw a chicken onstage, I threw the chicken in the audience, the audience tore it to pieces, and then in the newspaper the next day the headline read ‘Alice Cooper tears chicken to pieces.’”
Cooper thought that was the most notorious story made of him. All because of a chicken. We won’t debate on that. After all, KFC chicken is yummy.
Lost In Space
Who could forget the famous sci-fi TV series, Lost in Space? The show follows the exciting adventures of the Robinsons, a family of scientists who braved the depths of space. The show ran for three installments (1965-1968) and aired a total of 83 episodes.
One of the special characters of the thrilling show is the Robot (voiced by Dick Tufeld), which had no name. Its relationship with Dr. Zachary Smith (played by Jonathan Harris) provided comical humour and a lot of misadventures. To prove its superpowers, the robot displayed human emotions, like sadness and laughter, was equipped with modern weaponry and, of course, boasted incredible strength.
Elvis Presley In Jailhouse Rock
Jailhouse Rock was a 1957 musical drama helmed by Richard Thorp and starring none other than the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The film features a young man who was sentenced to jail for manslaughter. Following his release from prison, the young man meets a musical promoter who helps him launch his musical career and, when he establishes himself as a big star, his relationships start to suffer.
Despite mixed reviews, the film nabbed the 3rd spot on the Variety box office chart and earned $4 million. With the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself as the lead star, and a controversial storyline, the movie deserves its box office recognition.
George Carlin Doing His Stand-up Comedy Routine
This photo, taken back in the 1960s, serves as a reminder that George Carlin was a natural stand-up comedian. Carlin was noted for his black comedy, delving into such topics as religion, psychology and politics. It was in 1959 when he met Jack Burns and they decided to collaborate as a comedy duo. They had numerous hilarious performances in Fort Worth, Texas before going to California in February 1960.
Carlin died of cardiac arrest on June 22, 2008, but his meaningful contributions in the entertainment industry have influenced a lot of writers and comedians like Kevin Smith, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Bill Maher to name a few.
George Harrison, John Lennon & Billy Preston For The "Get Back" Project
Just like any band, The Beatles had their share of tension and anxiety. Back in January of 1969, the iconic band seemed to not get along well with each other. Hostility was evident over Yoko Ono allegedly taking advantage of the group and Paul McCartney was being tagged as “bossing” the group around. It was a good thing that an old friend, in the form of Billy Preston, stepped in.
The Beatles were all huge fans of Preston. In fact, George Harrison and Preston had a deep friendship and having him around was a big blessing. When Harrison invited Preston to play with the band on the Get Back project, it was a collaborative success music-wise and of course, their relationship among each other professionally and personally.
John Stamos And His Prom Date
This photo is legit evidence that John Stamos is vain (we’re kidding, of course). Look how he intended to have a twinning hairstyle with his prom date back in 1981. More than a handsome face, Stamos is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. His stellar performance as Blackie Parrish on the TV series, General Hospital, earned him a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
He also starred as Jesse Katsopolis on the sitcom, Full House, as Dr. Tony Gates on the medical drama, ER, and as Albert in the revival of Bye Bye Birdie. He also served as a producer of the Netflix series, Fuller House. What can’t John Stamos do?
Opening Day Of Star Wars At Grauman’s Chinese Theater In Los Angeles In 1977
George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope was the first installment of what would go on to be the original Star Wars series. You know the one? It’s only a worldwide phenomenon with new story arcs emerging in film, animation and video games to this day. The star-studded film included Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and focussed in on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia and its attempt to destroy the Death Star.
This photo was taken during its grand opening day at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles in May of 1977. Apparently, moviegoers were too excited to witness entertainment at its finest and were willing to form a queue just to watch the highly-anticipated film and their favorite stars.
David Bowie Modeling With Jan De Souza
David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, is photographed here modeling the designs of John Stephen with Jan De Souza. The shot was taken by photographer, Fiona Adams, for British Pop music magazine back in 1965. Bowie was considered as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century for his eccentric stage presence unique music. The world was rocked by his death in 2016.
In the United Kingdom, he was awarded ten platinum, 11 gold and eight silver album certifications. In the United States, he earned five platinum and nine gold certifications. By 1996, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Such an impressive music portfolio.
Space Woman And Spaceman From Disney’s Tomorrowland
This is a rare photo of Spaceman and Space Woman together at Disney’s Tomorrowland Park. Tomorrowland is one of the themed realms you will find at all of the Disney theme parks, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney was known for his futuristic views, hence the creation of Tomorrowland.
"Tomorrow can be a wonderful age. Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come. The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future," said Walt Disney. It makes sense that Disney Park is indeed the “happiest place on Earth.”
Paul McCartney Holding A Pin As A Response To John Lennon’s Controversial Comment
The pin, which reads “To Hell with the Beatles,” was Paul McCartney’s nasty response to a comment made by John Lennon. In a 1966 interview with Maureen Cleave, Lennon debated that Christianity was dropping away and that rock music would likely outlast it. “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me,” said Lennon.
His statements, understandably, didn’t go down well, well hence the public outrage. You kind of can’t say “we’re bigger than Jesus” without sounding like a megalomaniac. Protests erupted in the US, radio stations stopped playing their music and Beatles albums were burned.
Paul Newman On The Set Of "The Young Philadelphians"
This photo of Paul Newman was taken sometime in 1959 during his shooting of the drama film, The Young Philadelphians. The award-winning actor also worked as a director, producer, and a racecar driver. He won an Oscar for his thrilling performance in The Color of Money, a BAFTA award, and an Emmy award, among many others.
Newman also starred in The Hustler, Harper, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Verdict. If you’re a big fan of Disney-Pixar's Cars, Newman was the voice behind Doc Hudson in the first installment of the film. He died of lung cancer when he was 83 years old.
Paul Newman, Katherine Ross And Robert Redford
Here’s a classic shot of one of the greatest films ever made in the history of Hollywood. Taken on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, back in 1969, Paul Newman, Katherine Ross and Robert Redford posed with poker faces.
The American Western movie was helmed by George Roy Hill and is based on the story of Wild West outlaws, Robert LeRoy Parker and his partner Harry Longabaugh. Aside from reaching its box-office mark of over $100 million (astounding considering it was made in the 60s), the film was chosen for the US National Film Registry for its historical significance. Moreover, it received an Academy award for Best Original Screenplay.
On The Original Set Of "Ghostbusters"
This photo was taken on the Ghostbusters movie set, back in 1984. The life-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was built by Bill Bryan using miniatures and optical compositing. The suit had two layers—the inner-layer was fireproof and the outer layer was flammable. Ghostbusters was the first installment in the original series.
The science fiction comedy follows three eccentric New York City parapsychologists who started their own business investigating and catching ghosts after being terminated from Columbia University. Dubbed as one of the most successful comedy movies back in the 80s, the film featured Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. With a US$30 million budget, it grossed around US$240 million throughout the US and over US$50 million in the international market.
Brigitte Bardot On A Smoke Break
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is one of the most famous sex symbols of the 1950s. The French actress and artist is also an animal rights activist. Truly a fashion icon, Bardot’s hairstyle, makeup, and fashion sense continues to inspire a lot of women across the globe. In her younger years, she dreamt of becoming a ballerina. She earned international acting recognition in 1957 for her provocative role in the controversial drama, And God Created Woman.
Brigitte Bardot retired from acting in 1973 with 47 films and 60 songs under her belt. Bardot had numerous relationships with prominent men that include French director Robert Vadim, musician Gilbert Becaud, and German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs.
Siblings, Shirley MacLaine And Warren Beatty
If you’re a fan of Warren Beatty, you must know for a fact that he has a biological sister; and that said sister is none other than Shirley MacLaine. MacLaine started her acting career ahead of Beatty and he didn’t want to gain popularity as Shirley’s brother.
When asked why Beatty was so interested filmmaking over acting, MacLaine said “that's why he's more comfortable behind the camera, he's in the total-control aspect. He has to have control over everything.” Beatty won an Academy award for Best Director for Reds and earned nominations for Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Screenplay. Wow, such a talented guy here!
Surfer Dude, Keanu Reeves
Keanu Charles Reeves is one of the most prominent figures in Hollywood with several blockbuster films like the John Wick franchise, Bill and Ted franchise, Speed, and, how could we forget, The Matrix film series. A New York Times critic recognized Reeves' versatility in his craft, by saying that the Canadian actor "displays considerable discipline and range... he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles.”
Reeves explored his artistic side by engaging in music and playing bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. He also delivered a thrilling performance onstage as Prince Hamlet and penned the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness. Then, of course, who could forget when the internet fell in love with him via the “sad Keanu” meme.
Fabulous Sigourney Weaver In The 80s
Susan Alexandra “Sigourney” Weaver earned her popularity when she played the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the 1979 sci-fi film, Alien. reprising the role in three sequels earned her an Academy award nomination for Best Actress. She started using the name Sigourney after getting inspired by a particular character in the novel, The Great Gatsby.
Sigourney was a tall teenager with a height of 5’ 11 ½ inches before she turned 18. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English, from Stanford University. Weaver is married to stage director, Jim Simpson, and the couple has one daughter, Charlotte Simpson.
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a British actress best known for her character, Sylvia, in the 1960 drama film, La Dolce Vita. Prior to entering the acting industry, she worked as a fashion model during her teenage years. She also joined prestigious beauty contests such as Miss Sweden, which she won.
Her strong sel appeal and controversial private life created headlines in various gossip magazines, like her highly publicized romances with Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, and Errol Flynn. She became a pinup model for Playboy magazine and got involved in publicity stunts. She married and divorced twice. At the age of 83, Ekberg died due to complications of illnesses.
The Beatles And Their Partners
This photograph was taken in February of 1968 when the Beatles, together with their wives/girlfriends attended a Transcendental Meditation program at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India. They first met Maharishi in 1967, while the famous Transcendental Meditation teacher was in England for a lecture tour. This particular trip of the famous band proved to be productive and gained a lot of media attention.
The English rock band, especially George Harrison, was instrumental in shaping Western attitudes and behaviors about Indian spirituality. They took time to promote the benefits and practice of Transcendental Meditation. It is believed and proven that this non-religious method promotes relaxation and self-development.
Model And Actress, Andie MacDowell Back In 1984
Andie MacDowell made her film debut in the 1984 adventure movie, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. In 1989, she received international recognition and an Independent Spirit award for Best Female Lead, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1989 movie, Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
The beautiful MacDowell modeled for Calvin Klein and has been an ambassadress for L’Oréal. She appeared in other notable films like Green Card (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), and Multiplicity (1996). She is part of the main cast of the TV series Cuckoo, a British-Irish sitcom. Andie married and divorced twice and has three children with her former husbands.
Bruce Lee And Son Brandon
This classic picture shows a happy father in Bruce Lee with his son Brandon Lee, sometime in 1967. The legendary actor and influential martial artist died in 1973 due to a cerebral edema. Brandon grew up to be a famous actor, too. His breakthrough role in acting came in 1992 when he was offered the role of Eric Draven in The Crow. On March 31, 1993, while shooting the said film, Brandon, 28 years old at the time, was killed after having been accidentally shot with a prop gun.
In an interview prior to his tragic death, Lee quoted a passage from Paul Bowles' book, The Sheltering Sky; a quote that is now inscribed on his tombstone. It reads, “because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really.”
The Monkeemobile, A Modified Pontiac GTO
This is a literal picture of a gorgeous vintage car—the Monkeemobile. It is, basically, an improved Pontiac GTO designed and created by the infamous car designer, Dean Jeffries. He specifically styled and built it for the rock and pop band, The Monkees, who had a TV program of the same name. The car’s customizations include a tilted forward, split two-piece windshield, a convertible top, and exaggerated tail lamps.
As a band, The Monkees were active between 1966 and 1971, and they were formed intentionally for the series, The Monkees. The show follows the story of Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork as they embark on their dreams and adventures to establish themselves as a rock n’ roll band.
The Mod Squad
The Mod Squad ("One black, one white, one blonde") was a crime drama series that ran for five years (1968 to 1973). The ABC show starred Michael Cole as Pete, Peggy Lipton as Julie, and Clarence Williams III as Linc. They were the first young, undercover detectives on the small screen. Described as the “hippest young cops on TV” the characters played up mainstream culture’s fear about youth.
The thriller received critical acclaim and earned six Emmy award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. It took almost a decade after show creator, Bud Ruskin, wrote the storyline for the series to be granted the greenlight by ABC.
Tim Curry Photographed By Art Kane
English actor and singer, Tim Curry, is known for his diversity in the acting industry, but probably best known for his villainous roles, which wowed a lot of critics and audiences. He landed his breakthrough role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also delivered exemplary performances as Darkness in the classic fantasy, Legend, and as Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King’s original screen production of IT.
Sadly, Curry suffered a major stroke in 2012. Although his condition improved over the years, his limited mobility has left him fully dependent on a motorized wheelchair. He never married, nor had any adopted or biological children.
What Computers Looked Like Back In 1983
If you’re wondering what computers look like prior to the 20th century, this picture will give you all the nostalgic feels. Taken in 1983, this was the time when personal computers were chunky and huge, complete with frustrating graphics. Take note, during this decade, these traditional computers were anything but awesome (though they seemed cool at the time).
It offers a simplicity that’s a far cry from the state-of-the-art desktops and laptops that we are using right now. Heck, our smartphones are more powerful computers than the rigs people were using in the 80s! It’s nice to be reminded of just how content we all were in the 80s, even though the technology wasn’t so advance. It’s a far cry from modern times, which keep the consumers asking for more, hence the countless new models that leave us feeling constantly outdated with our tech.
Raquel Welch And Ringo Starr While Filming "The Magic Christian"
Photographed back in 1969 was the gorgeous Raquel Welch ‘whipping’ Ringo Starr while on the set of The Magic Christian. The black comedy was an adaptation of the comic novel of the same title. The movie follows the life of Sir Guy Grand, the world’s richest man and his relationship with his adopted son, Youngman. Together they prove that they can make such an incredible duo that anyone and anything has a price.
The cast was also led by Peter Sellers and included appearances by John Cleese, Christopher Lee, Spike Milligan and Roman Polanski. The film sparked negative reviews due to its abundant use of black humor.
The Bugaloos, The Rock Sensation Of Tranquility Forest
The Bugaloos is a children’s TV series that aired on Saturday mornings for two years and was produced by brothers, Sid and Marty Krofft. The show features a musical group that consisted of four British teens: Wayne Laryea, John Philpott, Caroline Ellis, and John Mcindoe, who happily live in Tranquility Forest.
The vibe of the show was joy, peace and love... until the terrifying old crone, Benita Bizarre, attacked them with her evil doings. The famous musical group wore insect-themed costumes that allowed them to fly-. An exciting sight indeed for young audiences, especially kids. Their unique, custom, bug-like outfits were specially made for the show by the infamous George Barris.
Kurt Cobain And Courtney Love
Young love, anyone? Here’s a 1992 photo of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Hole’s Courtney Love. the couple met in 1990 at a nightclub in London. Although Cobain liked Love, he refused her advances.
"I was determined to be a bachelor for a few months [...] But I knew that I liked Courtney so much right away that it was a really hard struggle to stay away from her for so many months," he said. In 1994, just two years after they were married, Cobain took his own life at the age of 27. His battle with depression and drugs consumed him, hence the suicide.
Steven Tyler Is Writing (Maybe) Carly Simon’s Phone Number On His Arm
Taken in 1979, it looks pretty obvious that rock icon, Steven Tyler, was writing singer, Carly Simon’s, phone number on his arm; all while Simon looks on, giving that smirk that says “you’re so vain.” Although the famous artists were rumored to have had a romantic relationship, reports have it that they just had a brief encounter in 2005.
To set the record straight, Carly Simon revealed that part of her hit song “You’re so Vain” was written about actor, Warren Beatty, and not of Liv Tyler’s father. Carly and Warren had a brief romance. She married and divorced twice and currently lives in Martha’s Vineyard with her partner, Dr. Richard Koehler.
Hugh Hefner With Playboy ‘Bunnies’ Penny Marshall And Carrie Fisher
Here’s the story behind this classic, sexy photo: In 1982, Carrie Fisher made an appearance on ABC sitcom, Laverne & Shirley, in an episode called, “The Playboy Show.” When Rhonda asks Laverne to get a job application for her at the nearest Playboy Bunny Club, the unexpected happens—it’s Laverne who receives the job offer and accepts it, despite her father’s objections.
In said episode, Hugh Hefner makes a cameo, together with Carrie Fisher, as she renders her awkward performance of ”My Guy.” The show had a successful run for eight seasons and earned nominations from the Golden Globes amd Primetime Emmy awards.
The First American Supermodel, Cheryl Rae Tiegs
Born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Tiegs was an iconic figure of pop culture during the 1970s. She was the first American Supermodel who graced the covers of Time, and the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated. She had a break in modeling when she posed for a swimsuit ad when she was just 17 years old.
Glamour magazine’s editorial staff bypassed the traditional process of hiring her and instead booked her immediately on a shoot with Ali McGraw. The rest, as they say, is history. The iconic supermodel appeared on the cover pages of Vogue and other major magazines throughout the years. Need we say more?
Nicole Eggert Of "Who's the Boss?"
Nicole Elizabeth Eggert started her career in the movie industry at a young age. She landed a role as Candice Bergen’s daughter in the movie, Rich and Famous, when she was just eight years old. From there, her acting talent was noticed and from 1985 to 1986, she had a recurring role as Marci Ferguson on American sitcom, Who’s the Boss?
In 1989, she hosted the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and became the first guest star in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Did we mention Eggert’s notable roles include Summer Quinn on the popular TV series, Baywatch, and Jamie Powell on Charles in Charge?
Pam Grier, The First Female Action Star
Pam Grier earned popularity back in the 1970s when she starred in a string of “blaxploitation” films. Considered as the first real female action star, Grier had notable roles in movies like Foxy Brown, Sheba Shayne, and The Big Bird Cage. After starring in Quentin Tarantino’s film, Jackie Brown, in the late 1990s, she received nominations for Golden Globe and SAG awards.
The talented actress also appeared on Showtime’s The L Word, and makes occasional guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. What do you think about her villain role on the hit series Smallville? Indeed, Pam Grier is a natural when it comes to showcasing her world-class talent on TV and in movies.
The Gorgeous Jayne Mansfield At The Hollywood Publicists’ Ballyhoo Ball (1956)
Clad in a two-piece animal print is actress and nightclub entertainer, Jayne Mansfield, at the Ballyhoo Ball in October 30, 1956. Mansfield was a famous sex symbol between the 1950s and 1960s and was notorious for her wardrobe “malfunctions” and other publicity stunts. Although her career in the film industry was short-lived, she enjoyed box-office successes and earned a Golden Globe and a little collection of Theater Globe awards.
Her notable performances were seen in Broadway Version, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Too Hot to Handle, among many others. Mansfield got married and divorced three times and was also romantically involved with John and Robert F. Kennedy. Those Kennedys clearly had a type, huh? She died at the age of 34 in a car accident.
The Stunning Natalie Wood
Born as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, Natalie Wood began her movie career as a child and became successful in Hollywood with three Academy award nominations to her name before she’d even turned 25 years old. Wood had exemplary performances in big films like Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story, and Rebel Without a Cause.
She won a Golden Globe award for her starring role in the 1979 remake of From Here to Eternity. Unfortunately, the Hollywood icon died at the age of 43 under mysterious circumstances. While accidental drowning was declared as her cause of death, the bruises and drugs revealed by investigations sparked a few speculations.
Pin-up Model, Margaret Nolan, As A Bond Girl
Actress and former glamour model, Margaret Nolan, used the name Vicky Kennedy when her modeling career took off. She landed the role of James Bond’s masseuse in the 1964 film, Goldfinger. She was eyeing for the highly coveted golden girl role but it went to Shirley Eaton. Nolan also appeared in A Hard Day’s Night, Crossroads, Steptoe and Son, and The Sweeney and Crown Court.
When asked about her liberating image, she responded by saying “it does celebrate the physical form. If I'd been nude it might have been about liberation because up to that point you wouldn't have seen a nude woman in a publicly visible thing like that. I could have been very pretentious and said this is liberating. But because I was dressed-up anyway I didn't get that sense.”
Sally Field Wins Gets an Oscar
While many serious filmmakers and critics take issue with the glamorous Hollywood event, referring to it as more of a popularity contest than anything else, it still must be an incredible feeling to snatch up a Best Actor award. Who said winning a popularity contest has to be bad anyway? The highly acclaimed actress, Sally Field proved to the world that there is no shame when she received the award in 1985 for the film Places in the Heart.
In her speech, the actress famously cried to the audience..."The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it. And I can't deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me! Thank you."
Simon claims to have loved Fisher long after they ended. The Princess Leia actress never re-married after that and used a lot of their relationship in her films. Fisher died from cardiac arrest on a plane on January 9, 2017. She will forever be remembered for her iconic role in Star Wars as well as her incredibly well-crafted books and screenplays.
Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg Acting Like a Family
It all started when the 6-year-old Drew Barrymore lied her way into the role of Gertie in the classic fantasy film, E.T. Since that day, E.T director Steven Speilberg and Barrymore practically became like father and daughter. Here the two of them, together with the filmmaker's wife at the time, Amy Irving spend a day shopping at Tower Records in 1985.
The two have often been photographed together out on many family outings. The legendary filmmaker did in fact become her Godfather in later years when she was a teenager. They two of them have since supported one another on various projects throughout the years.
The Day Sean Penn and Madonna Wed
Much to their friends' dismay, the two eccentric and wild personalities, Madonna and Sean Penn shacked up, needless to say, it didn't last that long. It was August 16, 1985, when the two walked down the aisle. The relatively modest wedding took place in Point Dume, Malibu. About a half-dozen helicopters were filled with paparazzi who captured the memorable event.
The marriage was a wild ride from the start. The stars decided to marry within 3 months of knowing each other. They ultimately lasted five years which is actually a little longer than many predicted. Penn met Robin Wright soon after but has claimed even to this day that he still has love for the pop star.
Sidney Poitier Wins an Oscar
On April 13, 1964, history was made at the 36th Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California. Sidney Poitier won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. This was a monumental moment for the African American community as it was the first time an African American man won the Academy Award for a lead performance. Poitier's win ushered in a drastic change in Hollywood.
Prior to that win, the actor had been nominated for an Oscar his role in The Defiant Ones in 1958. That too was a historical moment as it was the first time an African American male lead was nominated. Needless to say, his subsequent win in 1964 totally blew that out of the water.
Madonna's 'Material Girl' is Released
Just a year before the Queen of Pop, Madonna wed her reclusive Hollywood hunk, Penn, she broke the charts with her hit Material Girl. The song was an anthem for girls around the world, and still might be to this very day. Fans were blown away by the music video which had Madonna her iconic pink dress, iced with diamond jewelry.
The video was done as an homage to Marylin Monroe's, hit song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friends". The video incorporated the same designs and colors as the original but, of course with a more modern spin.
Humphrey Bogart Dies
Humphrey Bogart was known for many iconic roles throughout the 30s and 40s, such as The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca . As one of the most beloved and respected leading men of his time, one might even call him the Leonardo Dicaprio of his generation. This made the day he died all the more painful.
The ceremony was attended by some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Hepburn, Tracy, Judy Garland, David Niven, Ronald Reagan, James Mason, Bette Davis, Danny Kaye, Joan Fontaine, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, Billy Wilder and studio head Jack L. Warner.
Elvis Presley Enlists
The King of Rock and Roll was at the peak of his career when he decided to drop everything and enlist into the U.S military. Between 1958 and 1960, Presely joined his fellow Americans on the ground and even turned down a position in the special forces as an entertainer for the troops.
In this picture, Presley is pictured on a German military base between 1958 and 1960. Those were two pivotal years for the singer. Not only did the military life affect him directly, but he also hugely impacted on his career. Suddenly the older generations gained a lot more respect fro him, securing a very prosperous but different career after his release. During this time he also, unfortunately, got hooked on stimulants and barbiturates. This eventually led to his overdose.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis Spotted at a Broadway Play
Yet another tumultuous Hollywood marriage- Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. The couple met in 1987 at a screening of the movie Stakeout - a film that starred Emilio Estevez (her fiance at the time). The two hit it off instantly and just four months later tied the knot - Vegas-style. The couple ended up having three kids together; Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.
By 1998, the couple had separated and by 2000 they had officially filed for divorce. While they may not be together anymore, these two have demonstrated some very fine co-parenting skills. This is no easy feat, especially in Hollywood.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise at the 1991 Academy Awards
Hollywood's golden couple of the 90s restored many fans' belief in forever-lasting love in Tinsletown. At least for a while of course. The two met in 1990 on the set of Days of Thunder, a film in which they both starred. It was love at first sight and by the end of the year on December 24, the love birds were married.
The couple adopted two children, Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995) but sadly, by 2000, after a decade together, the two began the process of divorce. Since that heartbreaking end, the two have found love again. Kidman with Keith Urban and Cruise with Katie Holmes. Unfortunately for the Jerry Maguire actor, that too eventually ended in divorce.
Easy Rider at Cannes
The year 1969 was a year full of change that was sweeping America and even the rest of the world. It was the time of hippies, Woodstock, tie-dye shirts and long and wild hair. It was also the year that the iconic cult film Easy Rider transported America. The film told the tale of two bikers on a road trip, pursuing the American dream, while at the same time getting caught up in a whirlwind of drugs, promiscuity, and violence.
The film received such high praise that the creators Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern got their spot at the Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious film festival in cinema that takes place. The crew of hippie filmmakers arrived in traditional attire from the American Civil War. Needles to say, the bunch definitely shook things up at the fancy black-tie affair.
Bob Dylan Meets the Beatles
In 1964, August 28, two of the most powerful forces in rock history united over a drink. "The Fab Four" met Dylan for the first time at the Hotel Delmonico in New York. Many people from that generation regarded that meeting as the moment that defined rock history. The Beatles were at the peak of their pop crazy "Beatlemania" and Dylan brought in a more serious sound of the counter culture.
The meeting was so special to the Beatles that Paul McCartney instructed his roadie to write down everything that took place. Dylan, the king of cool found himself feeling a little starstruck.
When James Brown Performed Live at the Apollo
This historic 1962 performance was entirely self-financed by James Brown himself and has been hailed as a masterclass in musical performance and showmanship. Brown didn't get the nickname "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business" for nothing. The show so successful that you can hear the frenzy on the recorded album
While that was a memorable show, James Brown's next nine singles didn't quite go down as well as before. Still, his hit song (the one that got him a record deal) "Please, Please, Please" will forever live on as one of the greatest rock and roll tracks in history.
The First Cast of Saturday Night Live
Behold the faces of America's finest comedians. Saturday Night Live was a real game-changer in sketch comedy. On Oct. 11, 1975, NBC Studios broadcast the very first time, the first episode of Saturday Night Live from the famous Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
The showrunner and creator (to this very day) Lorne Michaels gave us our first batch of SNL castmembers Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, and Chevy Chase. He hasn't looked back a day since, as year after year, since 1975 the show has brought tears of laughter to people around the world.
Diane Keaton and Al Pacino
Diane Keaton has had her fair share of interesting romances. Back in the day, the actress dated stars like Woody Allen, Jack Nicholson Warren Beaty, and probably most hyped about, the legendary Godfather actor, Al Pacino. Keaton met Pacino on the set of the God Father Part III. The two began dating shortly after. Keaton admitted that she instantly developed a massive crush on her co-star, saying that he had"the most beautiful face. I think Warren was gorgeous, very pretty, but Al's face is like whoa. Killer, killer face."
While at the time Keaton initially wanted to marry Pacino, after it ended, the actress chose to stay away from marriage. In July 2001, Keaton commented on her decisions by saying "I don't think that because I'm not married it's made my life any less". At 50 adopted two kids. On her newfound Motherhood, she said: "It's just about the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had."
Twenty years before Sidney Poitier received his Oscar, Hattie McDaniel made her mark on at The Twelfth Academy Awards. The actress changed the course of history when she officially became the first African American to ever receive an Oscar. McDaniel starred as the 'Mammy' in the 1939 classic, Gone with the Wind.
After the big night, the hotel in which McDaniel stayed in had a strict no-blacks policy but made an exception that one time. Crazy times! That film went on to win another seven Academy Awards.
Jimi Hendrix Plays 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the Woodstock Festival
On Aug. 18, 1969, the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix incorporated some good old patriotism on that Woodstock stage- a platform many would argue didn't' quite represent traditional American ideals. When the musician finished off his bit, he concluded it with the Star-Spangled Banner melody. His performance ended up being two hours long, the longest of his career.
Interestingly enough, this was not the first time Hendrix played the anthem. There are in fact almost 50 live recordings of Hendrix performing the national anthem, 28 of them before Woodstock
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
The indie couple of the early 90s, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were the black sheep of Hollywood. Both dark-haired beauties that took on some quirky films, their love seemed like a match made in heaven. The two met in 1989 at the premiere of Ryder's film Great Balls of Fire! - the classic biopic of singer Jerry Lee Lewis.
By the time they co-starred in Edward Scissorhands in 1990, the world was enamored by them. Constantly overwhelmed by the press, the public pressures weighed on their relationship. Eventually, they gave in and by 1993 decided to end it.